How to retain chipped paint on furniture

by Jamoschini
Is there a type of clear coat I can use on furniture to seal old chipped paint for the rustic look I want to save?
  7 answers
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Sep 20, 2015
    Yes there is a product by minwax that is a sealer.They have there own website,
  • Sheryl J. Wykes Sheryl J. Wykes on Sep 20, 2015
    You might try several coals of a clear acrylic paint
  • JulieArt JulieArt on Sep 20, 2015
    Polyurethane would work to seal the paint. Use oil base over oil. Water based polyurethane over water base paint. Some polyurethanes can yellow so make sure to find one that does not if your furniture is light colored.
  • Z Z on Sep 20, 2015
    A polyurethane product is what I prefer. Though some use wax, it's not as easy a task and frustrate many that try it. I personally would use Minwax's water based Wipe-On Poly in clear satin (linked below) to keep that aged feel you like. Waterbased does not yellow. Oil based does over time. The above product can be used over oil based paints that have cured. If your piece has aged naturally, then you are okay to use it right away. If not, make sure the paint has cured according to the back of the can before you wipe on the poly. Most oil based paint should be cured by day seven. The reason I suggest using the wipe on poly is because it will leave no brush marks to hide any of the perfectly imperfect marks on the piece you are trying to preserve.
  • Ginsum Ginsum on Sep 21, 2015
    Depending on the size of the area we are talking about . . . small you could go with epoxy from syringe applicator or for a larger area you can buy it in bigger quantities, hope this helps
  • Polyurethane will turn yellow if you are applying over light colors. Polyacrylic/Polycrylic won't.
  • Sherrie Sherrie on Sep 23, 2015
    Water base polyurethane does not yellow. If it is chipping I would seal it in a water base poly. But you need to know if it's chilling in tiny little squares it probably is a lead base paint. And children shouldn't be around lead.